The contracting stage of the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) has concluded, and the contract has been awarded to Magellan Healthcare, Inc. The initial four-year term of the contract is worth $1.2 billion.
As the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) moves closer to implementing the new plan, participants and providers will receive communications from DHW and Magellan Healthcare, Inc. about the new IBHP. DHW will also share information about the transition with all interested Idahoans as information becomes available.
This new contract encompasses critical initiatives intended to transform the state’s behavioral health service delivery system. The new IBHP is the framework for how behavioral health services for conditions such as mental health and substance use disorders are administered in Idaho.
The new IBHP contract is structured differently than the current plan as it integrates Medicaid inpatient, residential, and outpatient services as well as other state and federal funding for non-Medicaid beneficiaries and services.
The new IBHP will be a single plan administering medically necessary behavioral health services on behalf of the Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Medicaid, Division of Behavioral Health, and Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections.
For more information about the new IBHP visit: www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/newIBHP.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.